This book explores the environmental aspects of materials and their selection, production, use and disposal. It explores human dependence on materials and its environmental consequences and provides perspective, background, methods, and data for thinking about and designing with materials to minimize their environmental impact.
This book describes the procedures for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that the most suitable materials for a given application are identified from the full range of materials and section shapes available.
This book provides a balanced approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine.
This book is an up-to-date treatment of ceramic science, engineering, and applications. Building on a foundation of crystal structures, phase equilibria, defects and the mechanical properties of ceramic materials, students are shown how these materials are processed for a broad diversity of applications in today's society.
This book presents the most recent advances in the synthesis, processing and characterization of some ceramic materials. Hybrid organoceramics, lead-free piezoelectric ceramics, dental zirconia, raw clays and scintillator materials are presented, as well as different methods to evaluate their suitability for certain applications, such as a new approach based on the response surface methodology, the instrumented nanoindentation, or the use of thermal phonons.
This book provides a solid understanding of the basic principles and current practices of metallurgy with a wide range of topics as well as explanations of basic concepts. Why are cast irons so suitable for casting? Do some nonferrous alloys respond to heat treatment like steels? Why is corrosion so pernicious?
This book presents current research in the study of composite materials, including the effects of thermo-oxidation on composite materials and structures at high temperatures; damping in composite materials; fatigue and fracture of short fiber composites; and solutions for postbuckling of composite beams.